The Old Brew House – Home 6494534 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
The Old Brew House – Home 6494534
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- 3 nights min stay
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
Description from owner
PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER REGARDING BOOKINGS AND PRICES. WE OFFER LONG WEEKENDS, MIDWEEK STAYS AND WEEKS STAYS. WE DO NOT OFFER NIGHTLY STAYS AND THEREFORE THE CALCULATIONS ON THIS WEB SITE ARE NOT ACCURATE. WE CAN QUICKLY RESPOND AND QUOTE YOU THE CORRECT PRICE SO YOU CAN THEN PROCEED WITH THE BOOKING IN THE NORMAL WAY. THANK YOU.
The Old Brew House is situated in the peaceful walled gardens behind the historic Dragon House alongside 2 other properties, The Old Stables (sleeps 4) and The Cottage (sleeps 5). Despite the private tranquil location the cottage is right in the centre of the beautiful Cotswold town of Chipping Campden and ideally suited for exploring the famous Cotswold towns, villages and countryside.
The cottage was totally renovated in 2014 and with the aid of interior designers, it combines traditional character with modern facilities/equipment, contemporary décor and above all comfort. It accommodates a maximum of four people in two bedrooms with one bathroom. There is secure off-street parking for one car with additional free parking on the High Street.
The Old Brew House is an ideal retreat for those looking for a peaceful and interesting holiday home with modern amenities such as wireless internet access, flat screen TVs, and a well presented and equipped kitchen.
Approaching from Chipping Campden High Street, old oak gates access Dragon House, its Cottages and grounds. The path leads you to The Old Brew House and the solid door opens into the living room and then through an oak door to the kitchen. The large living space has oak flooring, original beams and a wood burning stove together with comfortable lounge seating. There is a flat screen TV with built in DVD player and free wireless internet access, CD player and docking station with integral ceiling speakers. The attractive kitchen has a modern electric oven and hob, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, wine cooler, kettle and toaster. The stairs lead to Bedroom 1 with super king size or two single beds, flat screen TV & DVD player; Bedroom 2 with king sized bed, flat screen TV & DVD player, and the Family Bathroom which has a bath with overhead rain shower, wash basin and toilet.
Outside, the path continues past The Old Stables and The Cottage to the car parking area, beyond which are the main gardens with outdoor seating and charcoal barbecue (shared). The gardens in the spring and summer are of particular note being a traditional English Walled garden including a pond.
Other equipment/provisions include Fire blanket, Fire extinguishers, Smoke alarms, Iron (on request), Ironing board (on request) Clothes drying rack, Travel cot without linen(on request), High Chair (on request). A small quantity of initial consumables are provided for your convenience:- tea, coffee, sugar, toilet roll, soap, bin bags, J clothes & scourers, washing up liquid, salt & pepper. The local shops on the High Street cater for most needs including a convenience store open from 7am to 10pm, delicatessens, bakery, butchers, green grocers to name but a few.
The Cottage, The Old Brew House and The Old Stables are in the grounds of the Grade II listed Dragon House, which has a varied history, believed to date back to the late 1500s.
• Dragon House and its long grounds were known as a “burgage plot”, which was a strip of land where people both lived and earned a living. In the earliest chartered foundations, predating the Norman Conquest, the burgage plots were simply the ploughland strips of pre-existing agrarian settlements. In towns like Burford and Chipping Campden, Bromyard in Herefordshire, and Cricklade in Wiltshire, the property on the road frontage extends in a very long garden plot behind the dwelling even today, as English property boundaries have remained very stable. Dragon House is one of the few remaining in Chipping Campden.
• The earliest record of a sale of the freehold was in 1619, by Benson and Jenks, when the property became The George and Dragon Inn. It was one of the oldest pubs in Chipping Campden.
• Further records in the Campden Rate Book show William Wyatt as the owner in 1821 and the value of the George Inn, the shop (now a hat shop), the outbuildings (now the holiday cottages) and the garden of 1 rood 28 perches was approximately £10.
• It was common for publicans to have another trade and in the 1841 census William Wyatt is described as a “butcher and publican”. The old deeds confirm that one of the barns was used for the butchers trade.
• In 1892 William Wyatt's son sold the “pig sties” (currently garage) “Trap House” (The Cottage), Slaughter House” (The Old Stables) and “Brew House” (The Old Brew House) to Flowers Brewery.
• Until 1854, when “railway time” was introduced, the town hall clock in Chipping Campden was regulated by the sundial on the front of Dragon House. The sundial is dated 1690 and was added after the house was built.
• In 1918 there were 22 pubs in Chipping Campden and the police decided that a cull was required. At this point there were 17 men lodging in the Dragon Inn barns for hay baling and the police said that the path at the side of the Inn from the High Street to Back Ends made it difficult to police (this is now a private path from the wooden doors at the front, along the side of Dragon House and past the holiday cottages) Despite an appeal, the George & Dragon Inn lost its licence.
• More recently, in the 1930s the barns and stables were used as storage for a greengrocer who had the little shop on the High Street (now a Milliners). In the 1970s Dragon House was refurbished and run as a B & B with the barns left to fall into disrepair, although a pottery studio operated from one. The barns and stables were renovated and refurbished as luxury holiday cottages in 2014.
Occupancy - The maximum number of occupants is four people and unauthorised over-occupancy is a breach of the terms which may result in cancellation of your booking and additional charges.
Arrival and Departure - Your cottage will be ready for your arrival from 3 pm onwards and departure time is 10 am at latest please. Access is via a key safe so a late arrival can be accommodated if required.
Pets - Up to two dogs are accepted subject to a charge of £20 per dog. It is a condition of occupancy that dogs remain downstairs, are not permitted on the furniture and must never be left in the property on their own. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times within the grounds.
Heating - The cottage has gas fired central heading and a log burning stove. An initial supply of logs is provided (further supplies available locally) and gas and electricity are included in the rental charge.
Housekeeping - When a letting exceeds seven nights a mid-stay clean, linen and towel change is included in the rental. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Children - Travel cot (without linen) and high chair available on request. Although the gardens are enclosed children should be supervised outside at all times.
Refuse - Please place any mixed refuse in the large green bin marked “Grundon”. If you use the black domestic bins you need to separate paper and glass to put in the black boxes, also plastic in white sack and cardboard in blue sack.
Smoking - No smoking is permitted throughout the cottage
Accessibility Health & Safety - The cottage bedrooms are in the eaves so have restricted head height in places which may be of concern to guests with limited mobility or those carrying babies. The smoke and CO detectors only operate by sound so anyone with severe hearing difficulty could be at risk.
PROBLEMS/COMPLAINTS - We do our utmost to ensure you have an enjoyable stay at Dragon House Cottages but if something should go wrong and a problem occur please contact Sarah immediately so there is an opportunity to rectify that problem as soon as possible.
Detailed terms and conditions are available on request.
CHIPPING CAMPDEN, COTSWOLDS AND NEARBY PLACES OF INTEREST
Chipping Campden is a small North Cotswold market town famous for its historic and elegant High Street dating from the 14th to 17th centuries. A recent edition of “Country Life” included it as one of England's best 100 views. The word “Chipping” comes from the Old English word for market place and at its centre, a few steps from Dragon House, is the ancient Market Hall with its splendid arches built in 1627. Chipping Campden was a rich wool trading centre in the Middle Ages and the very grand early perpendicular church of St James has superb architecture, medieval altar frontals, cope and vast and extravagant 17th century monuments to local wealthy silk merchant Sir Baptist Hicks and his family. Near the church are the Almshouses, Woolstaplers Hall and the Court Barn museum which celebrates the rich Arts and Crafts tradition of the area. Sir Baptist Hicks was responsible for Campden House which was destroyed by fire during the English Civil War, possibly to prevent it falling into the hands of the Roundheads. All that now remains of this once imposing estate are two gatehouses, two Jacobean banqueting houses and Lady Juliana's gateway.
In the early 20th century Chipping Campden became known as a centre for the Cotswold Arts and Crafts Movement and visitors find much of interest in this respect in both the Court Bsrn Museum and the Silk Mill in Sheep Street.
Since the early 1600s Chipping Campden has been home to a championship of rural games which became Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpick Games. These Olimpicks are held every summer on the Friday following Spring Bank Holiday on Dovers Hill. A novel event is the sport of shin-kicking, hay stuffed down trousers can ease one's passage to later rounds! At the end of these Games there is a massive bonfire and a fireworks display followed by a torch-lit procession down from the hill to the town square to celebrate with dancing to a local band. The following day is the Scuttlebrook Wake where local people don fancy dress to follow the Scuttlebrook Queen and attendants to the town square pulled in a decorated dray by the town's Morris Men. Then follows displays of Maypole and Country dancing by the local primary schools and the Morris Men. Decorated floats and fancy dress competitions entertain the crowds and a traditional street Fair is held in the High Street.
Today Chipping Campden is a very popular Cotswold visitors destination with old inns, hotels, specialist shops, tea rooms and restaurants. It has a rich diversity of creative talent for you to enjoy including artists, writers, jewellers, photographers and musicians. The Court Barn Museum celebrates the story of craft and design and the Old Silk Mill is home to a wealth of creativity.
A number of festivals and events are held including the renowned Music Festival, a Literature Festival, Made in the Cotswolds, Open Gardens and nearby Longborough Opera.
Walking in the Cotswold Hills takes you through wonderful scenery and beautiful villages and several long and short distance footpaths pass through Chipping Campden making it an excellent centre. The Cotswolds are blessed with a variety of styles of wonderful gardens which are open to the public and details of the many gardens and walks can be obtained from the Visitor Centre opposite Dragon House. Other outdoor activities within easy reach of Campden include Cycling, the Blossom Trail, Horse Riding, Archerty, Falconry, Fishing, Paintballing, Quad Biking, Hunting, Horse Racing and Shooting.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Super King Beds, 2 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
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About the owner
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- 18 Jan 2019
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Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Apr 2015. Located in Cotswolds, it has 11 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £700.
The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Jan 2019.
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– based on 11 reviews
- Very Good
“Fantastic weekend STUNNING COTTAGE!!”
Stunning cottage, everything we wanted and more, very spacious for 4 people. Sarah kept me informed all the way even about the snow. We will be definitely back sooner rather than later. My mum struggles with mobility and because of the central location it ment she was able to walk around the town and get back with ease. Thank you Sarah :)
Owner's reply: Fantastic you had a lovely time even with the cold and snow. It will be lovely to have you back. Best wishes, Sarah.
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